Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge
Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge

BUILT TO 'LAST': As Adele remains atop the Hot 100, Katy Perry further exemplifies the impressive run of female chart dominance.

With a 31-4 blast for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Perry's album "Teenage Dream" becomes just the sixth set by a solo female to yield at least five Hot 100 top five hits. "Friday" follows the No. 1s "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg (six weeks), the title cut (two), "Firework" (four) and "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (five).

All six albums have found women enjoying such mass appeal by accenting mainstream pop with dance and/or R&B/hip-hop elements.

Janet Jackson was the first woman to bank five Hot 100 top fives from an album with "Control": "What Have You Done for Me Lately" (No. 4), "Nasty" (No. 3), "When I Think of You" (No. 1, two weeks), the title cut (No. 5) and "Let's Wait Awhile" (No. 2) in 1986-87.

Madonna followed with "True Blue," which produced "Live to Tell" (No. 1, one week), "Papa Don't Preach" (No. 1, two weeks), the title track (No. 3), "Open Your Heart" (No. 1, one week) and "La Isla Bonita" (No. 4), also in 1986-87. ("La Isla" reached the top five seven weeks after Jackson's "Let's Wait ").

In 1989-90 (after first single "Knocked Out" had stalled at No. 41 in 1988), Paula Abdul joined the female five-timers club with subsequent singles from "Forever Your Girl": "Straight Up" (No. 1, three weeks), the title song (No. 1, two weeks), "Cold Hearted" (No. 1, one week), "(It's Just) the Way That You Love Me" (No. 3) and "Opposites Attract," with the Wild Pair (No. 1, two weeks).

Jackson is the only woman to score at least five Hot 100 top fives from multiple sets, as seven songs from "Rhythm Nation 1814" reached the region in 1989-91: "Miss You Much" (No. 1, four weeks), the title cut (No. 2), "Escapade" (No. 1, three weeks), "Alright" (No. 4), "Come Back to Me" (No. 2), "Black Cat" (No. 1, one week) and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" (No. 1, one week).

Prior to Perry, the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie last earned the honor with five top fives from her solo debut "The Dutchess": "London Bridge" (No. 1, three weeks), "Fergalicious" (No. 2), "Glamorous," featuring Ludacris (No. 1, two weeks), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (No. 1, one week) and "Clumsy" (No. 5) in 2006-07.

If "Friday" can fly to No. 1, "Teenage Dream" will become only the second album to yield five Hot 100 leaders, joining Michael Jackson's "Bad" in 1987-88.